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Old 07-18-2009, 07:53 PM   #1
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Incredible sports moments you have seen.

Tom Watson is now leading the British Open for the third straight day. In 2009. At the age of 59.

This got me wondering about other great moments in sports that you may have seen either in person or on television.

Please elaborate!
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:09 PM   #2
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I saw Kevin Millwood throw a no-hitter at the Vet in 2003.

I was watching live during the Pacers-Pistons brawl.

I saw the Phillies win the 2008 World Series.
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To list the amazing sporting events I've seen on Television would take forever.

In person:

Saw the Yankees win the 1996 (Game 6) and 1998 (Game 4) World Series. Also, have been lucky enough to have attended numerous Yankee playoff games from 1995-2003. Not all were wins, to be sure, but the wins were all mostly exciting games.

Saw the Steelers just win the Super Bowl.

Saw an incredible longshot, Mine That Bird, win the Kentucky Derby a few months ago.

Saw Tom Seaver win his 300th game in Yankee Stadium on Phil Rizzuto day.

Saw the last game ever at Yankee Stadium last season, as well as the All-Star game they hosted last season.

Was at the first ever games at Safeco Field, PNC Park and the new Yankee Stadium.

I've also been to a few Rose Bowls, the Final Four, some NBA and NHL playoff games, etc, but none of those really provided historic moments, they were just fantastic to attend.

Oh, and I was there at MSG when Bobby Backlund lost his belt to the Irok Sheik!
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There are so many moments to choose from! That's why we watch sports and attend games! Your greatest sports moment could come at any time.

For me, I'd have to rank the 2001 Diamondbacks World Series win. I watched all games including the tough losses in New York. Some say the Diamondbacks bought that series, but in professional sports, who doesn't?
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There are so many moments to choose from! That's why we watch sports and attend games! Your greatest sports moment could come at any time.

For me, I'd have to rank the 2001 Diamondbacks World Series win. I watched all games including the tough losses in New York. Some say the Diamondbacks bought that series, but in professional sports, who doesn't?
Probably my worst sports attendance moment. I was at all 4 games in the desert, and of course the Yanks lost all 4, including the devastating Game 7 loss. That was a horrible walk to the car/drive back to LA.
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Seeing Florida State beat Boston College in Boston when they were ranked #2 was a blast.

And the entire Magic playoff run was unbelievable.

Apart from that, not too much.
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Seeing Florida State beat Boston College in Boston when they were ranked #2 was a blast.

And the entire Magic playoff run was unbelievable.

Apart from that, not too much.
All you've seen is an Atriedes you want to kill.
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all you've seen is an atriedes you want to kill.
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In person, my list would be:

- Millwood's no-hitter.
- First night game at Citizen's Bank Park.
- A Sixers playoff win back in the Brown/Iverson Era.

I also went to a Phillies doubleheader once where one of the games ended in a walkoff win, so that was a pretty cool moment too.
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In person, seen a no-hitter, Carl Lewis win a couple of his record number of golds at the '84 Olympics, some Laker moments, and most of the pre-steroid NL greats of baseball in the 60's. Mays, Aaron, Clemente, Stargell, F. Robinson, Banks, Williams, Gibson, Koufax, Drysdale, McCovey, Rose, Cepeda, etc....

One lasting image:
The Dodgers only televised Giant games from SF in those days. A moment I'll never forget (though it was only on tv) was one of the all-time great brawls in a heated pennant race game featuring two teams that truly hated each others guts, a rivalry going back to their New York days.

With Koufax vs Marichal.
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Koufax on the left, Marichal #27. Roseboro staggering from the blow from Marichal's bat.

I remember Mays playing peacekeeper, bringing a towel to help the bleeding Roseboro amidst mayhem going on all around.
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If we're counting TV, I've seen at least 4 no-hitters, including 2 perfect games.
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if we count tv then it's Shane Warne bowling Gatting
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Was at the game when Damien Mori scored what was then the fastest goal in football/soccer: 3.69 seconds after kick off for Adelaide City in 1995.
YouTube - Damien Mori's 4 second goal

Also saw George Best play. OK it was in 1989 and it was a charity match in the northern suburbs of Adelaide and he lumbered around and kicked the ball about 3 metres about twice. But it was George bloody Best!!!!!
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I saw Holden win three Bathursts in a row

Shame there haven't been races over the past few years..
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Well, I saw the Bulls win when Michael Jordan hit that game winner vs. the Jazz. You know, the one where he pushed Bryon Russell...but that was on TV.

My most memorable sport moments are these.
1. I was at Wrigley in right field sitting next to one of the drunkest polish man I have ever seen. (I've been to many Cubs games and I have seen many a drunk Polish man). Reuben Quevedo was pitching and walked the first 3 batters he faced. I purposefully wore a bright orange shirt to the game so Sammy Sosa would better see me. After the third walk, there was booing and after it all died down, I stood up and yelled, "HEY SAMMY! CAN YOU PITCH??" He turned, looked at me with a smile and did his chest bump twice and pointed up at me.

2. I was at Central College playing basketball with my friend Kyle Korver. I got the rebound, passed it up to Korver, he passed it back to me, and I passed it back to him. He scored the layup. The Central College basketball coach exclaimed, "that was the best fast break I have ever seen." Kyle Korver gave me a high five. Kyle Korver is making millions and I have no job.

So, not really great moments in sports history, but still good times for me.
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